Sat, 13 May 2023 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEST
Harry & Penelope Seidler House
13 Kalang Avenue Killara, NSW 2071 Australia
Located in the established Upper North Shore suburb of Killara the house was designed by Harry and Penelope Seidler in 1966-67. Regarded as one of the most outstanding Australian examples of modernist architecture, it is secluded in a steep valley with an outlook onto unspoilt nature and a creek running along the bottom of the site which turns into a gushing waterfall during rainy periods. The house is set within a native landscape designed by the landscape architect, Bruce Mackenzie. A swimming pool designed by the Seidlers was built below the house in 1976.
The house contains artworks from renowned artists including those by Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Francis, a Charles Perry sculpture, several “Positive-Negative” sculptures by Norman Carlberg, two Calder stabiles and Emily Kame Kngwarreye. The garden contains a sculpture by the Los Angeles sculptor Eric Orr.
The Seidler House won the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter’s) Wilkinson Award in 1967. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 20 June 2008.
Courtesy of Mrs Penelope Seidler.
Mrs Penelope Seidler and Dr Zeny Edwards will be available for more information on the day.
Wear sensible shoes to navigate steps and paths.
Tickets: $25 members; $35 non-members.
Booking strictly limited and essential